Defendants go before the judge

When you are arrested and charged with a crime in Nevada, your case follows certain rules of criminal procedure. By understanding these rules, you will understand the steps which will take place in your case before it is resolved, and what our attorneys can do for you along the way to obtain the best results.

When you hire an attorney from Liberators Criminal Defense, we will walk you through what will happen in your particular case, including how plea offers work, how we can lay the groundwork for dismissal or probation, how we can suppress evidence, and how we can appeal your case if you are convicted.

The basic steps of a criminal case in Nevada are:

  1. Arrest
  2. Arraignment
  3. Negotiations 
  4. Preliminary Hearing (for felonies or gross misdemeanors)
  5. Further Negotiations
  6. Pretrial Discovery
  7. Pretrial Motions
  8. Trial 
  9. Sentencing (if convicted)
  10. Appeal (if convicted)

Some of these steps are quick and easy. Some last for months and require the litigation of motions before the court, evidentiary hearings, and other complex matters that your attorney can assist you with. Click above on each of the steps for more information about what happens during each portion, and the different ways Liberators Criminal Defense can fight for you.